1997 HONDA CIVIC DELAYED ENGAGEMENT WHEN TRANSMISSION SHIFT

  • Tiny
  • mks4evr2000
  • 1997 Honda Civic

Transmission problem
1997 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

My son's friend has a 1997 Honda Civic EX with automatic transmission. When shifting from 1-2 the transmission will not shift until relatively high RPM's (4500 +/-) or the accelerator is lifted. The other gears shift normally at lower RPM, but there is a slight pause and increase in RPM's (500 or so) as the transmission shifts. There is no Check Engine light when driving. The transmission does not appear to slip in any gear.

I have not connected a scan tool yet (will this weekend), but was wondering of common or likely causes / solutions to this problem.

Friday, January 22nd, 2010 AT 12:45 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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Hi mks4evr2000,

It could be a fault with the solenoids, PCM, sensors, Vehicle Speed Sensors or Throttle Position Sensor.

Let me know if any codes are found.

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 AT 1:30 PM
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Thanks for the response.

The only code was P0700 which I believe is one that is set when there is a problem with the linear solenoid, among others.

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 AT 10:04 PM
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P0700 is set when any transmission fault is detected, not for the linear soleanoids. There ought to be other transmission fault codes.

If no other fault codes are detected, I would suggest checking the throtttle position senor.

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Thursday, January 28th, 2010 AT 7:37 AM

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